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Glacier (?) National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students examine data about the disappearing glaciers in the park; after calculating percentage change in the number of glaciers from 1850 to 2000, they interpolate to estimate when Grinnell glacier will be gone.

Subject: Geoscience

Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use allometric relationships to calculate tree mass from trunk diameter in a stand of trees in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience, Biogeosciences

Spreadsheet Warm Up for SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules, 2: Elementary Spreadsheet Manipulations and Graphing Tasks part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. The second of two tutorials. Focuses on modifying spreadsheets (e.g., copy/paste, insert, sort) and creating and modifying graphs.

Subject: Geoscience

What is the Discharge of the Congaree River at Congaree National Park? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a rating curve to determine discharge at various stage heights.

Subject: Geoscience

Lithospheric Density part of Examples
Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics:Gravity, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Physics:Other Sciences:Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Physics:Other Sciences:Geoscience

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Environmental Geology:Activities
This is an activity that uses the spreadsheet program Excel to explore the origins of subsidence in New Orleans. There are two versions. The first is a traditional Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum (SSAC) module ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Subsidence, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science

Just How Faithful is Old Faithful? Finding Order in Random Behavior part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks Collection. Students create a histogram to examine the time between geyser eruptions of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.

Subject: Geoscience

What Does the Mean Mean? Describing Eruptions at Riverside Geyser, Yellowstone National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students study measures of central tendency in a bimodal dataset of eruption intervals.

Subject: Geoscience

Deciviews from Look Rock, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Hazy is it? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the haze index and standard visual range from concentrations of particulate matter.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Air Quality

How Does Surface Deformation at an Active Volcano Relate to Pressure and Volume Change in the Magma Chamber? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine and apply the Mogi model for horizontal and vertical surface displacement vs. depth and pressure conditions in the magma chamber.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology